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Blue Dot Trail

Intermediate
 4.1 (7)

An excellent hiking trail that can give you access to the lower end of Shortoff Mountain and the Linville Gorge.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.6

KM

Point to Point

1,488' 453 m

High

1,233' 376 m

Low

489' 149 m

Up

282' 86 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Blue Dot Trail is a higher water route for the MST's Linville River crossing. It is a great hiking trail and makes for a great out and back on its own, or it is a great option to avoid the long, tough gravel drive up Wolf Pit Rd to the Wolf Pit Trail if trying to do a hike to Shortoff Mountain View and back.

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Shared By:

Brandon Thrower

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 7 votes

#9018

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  4.1 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#311

in North Carolina

#9,018

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Linville River
Sep 2, 2020 near Glen Al…, NC

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Jun 27, 2020
Phil York
5.5mi
Oct 20, 2019
dee angel
Sep 21, 2019
Shari Edmisten
Jun 26, 2018
Drew Sigmon
2mi
Mar 26, 2018
Chris Cashwell
2mi
Apr 14, 2017
John Misenheimer
Got lost but still a good trail
Jan 15, 2017
Peter Hernandez
3.4mi